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We Love ‘Fire and Ice’ Caladium

Fire and Ice Caladium Horticulture

Artful ‘Fire and Ice’ caladium is exactly that, artful. Its gorgeous coloring is hard to resist. Adaptable to the garden and containers as well as an indoor setting, ‘Fire and Ice’ prefers heat and humidity to thrive. A mass planting …

We Love ‘Pumpkin Igloo’ Mum

pumpkin Igloo mum Horticulture

Cool, crisp air, new colors appearing on trees and shrubs and, of course, a chance to plant mums are all signs that fall is arriving at last. We love ‘Pumpkin Igloo’ for its pumpkin-color flowers that shout, “Fall is here!” …

We Love ‘Tiny Tortuga’ Turtlehead

Turtle Head Horticulture

Damp spots in the garden, perhaps by a stream or pond or in a well-watered container, are the perfect places to include the resilient perennial ‘Tiny Tortuga’. This dwarf turtlehead is an offspring of the more widely known variety ‘Hot …

We Love Caladium ‘Modern Art’

Caladium Modern Art Horticulture

We love Caladium ‘Modern Art’ for its stunning foliage that is perfect in container gardens as well as in the garden bed. In containers, ‘Modern Art’ is the focal point, the plant around which the design is based. In the …

Understanding Basil Downy Mildew

Understanding Basil Downy Mildew

  Herb growers and pesto lovers are feeling a bit stressed the past few years due to the increasing pervasiveness of basil downy mildew (BDM). Sweet basil plants, those most cherished by gardeners, are the most susceptible to the disease. …

We Love Royal Red Salvia


More and more gardeners are looking for plants that bring many benefits to the garden. Plants cannot just look good; we want them to be easy to care for, deer resistant, drought tolerant and attractive to birds and butterflies.